GLASGOW ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Crowned the European City of Culture in 1990 and UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999, Glasgow is highly acclaimed for its artistic and architectural excellence at a global level and testimony to this is clearly evident in each of Glasgow's Art Galleries. The Festival of Architecture and Design in 1999 was also hosted by the city.


Visitors have the opportunity to absorb some of Europe's most exquisite collections and portfolios that cover the whole spectrum of the history of art. This includes an eclectic repertoire from ancient Egyptian and Roman Art at the Burrell Collection to cutting-edge digital and visual arts at the Lighthouse, Gallery of Modern Art and commercial galleries that cordially invite you to browse.

A mere 2 minute walk from the Charing Cross Guesthouse on Renfrew Street, The Glasgow School of Art ranks as one of the finest examples of artistic achievement in Glasgow as it proudly presents both creativity from its students and graduates and architectural innovation, courtesy of Glasgow's most accomplished and experimental architects of all-time, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Visitors are provided with comprehensive guided tours on certain days that give a close up to the intricate exterior and interior designs and an explanation of the history behind the motifs and features that adorn this magnificent edifice dating from 1898 - 1909.

Fine Art is equally well represented in Glasgow's public art galleries, commercial galleries and exhibition spaces, the most notable of which are the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow's premiere showcase of fine art and the St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art where you will be awe-struck with its vivid, decorative collection of stain glass and Salvador Dali's most acclaimed masterpieces 'Christ of St John of The Cross'.

Nestling amidst 361 acres of beautiful parkland in Glasgow's South Side, The Burrell Collection certainly merits a day to appreciate some of the most decorative artefacts and ancient treasures in Glasgow, gifted to the city and its people by local industrialist and world traveller, Sir William Burrell. His exuberant collection reaches over 9,000, a large proportion of which is dedicated to fine art from France, Holland, Italy, Spain and Germany. The French Medieval Tapestries are a must see!

The Riverside Museum
The Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow, G3 8RS
Tel : 0141 287 2720

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Scotland Street School Museum
Scotland Street School Museum
225 Scotland St
Glasgow G5 8QB
Tel : 0141 287 0500

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The Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection
Pollok Country Park
2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow G43 1AT
Tel : 0141 287 2550
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Glasgow Gallery of 
Modern Art
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow, G1 3AH
Tel : 0141 287 3050

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 House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover
Bellahouston Park
10 Dumbreck Rd
Glasgow, G41 5BW
Tel : 0141 353 4770
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Hunterian Museum
Hunterian Museum
University of Glasgow
University Ave
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel : 0141 330 4221
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The Scottish Football Museum
The Scottish Football Museum
Hampden Park
Glasgow G42 9AY
Tel : 0141 616 6139

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Hunterian Museum
Hunterian Museum
University of Glasgow
University Ave
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel : 0141 330 4221
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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle St
Glasgow G4 0RH
Tel : 0141 276 1625

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Provand's Lordship
Provand's Lordship
3 Castle Street
Glasgow G4 0RB
Tel : 0141 552 8819

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street
Glasgow, G3 8AG
Tel : 0141 276 9500

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Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew St
Glasgow G3 6RQ
Tel : 0141 353 4500

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